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Poster: nlite10 Date: Jun 10, 2004 2:47pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: AVI file format: what th...?

.avi is to Windows as .mov is to Mac. It is true, .avi is an P.O.S. codec. All except for a Divx AVI which has good quality to file size ratio. A lot of times you find AVIs that are corrupt. Either you can see the video and not hear the audio or vice versa. That or they don't work at all. Forget about using them in any editing program...ain't gonna happen. If you would like to view them as they were intended under Mac OSX. Do yourself a favor a get VLC. Video LAN Client, an amazing piece of software that can take anything you throw at it, has a good fullscreen mode as well as audio normalization. Get it for free at ...................... http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ If the .avi won't work in this...... IT WON"T WORK! Good luck and happy viewing.

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Poster: rgs_uk Date: Jun 10, 2004 5:28pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: AVI file format: what th...?

An AVI is a 'container' not a codec. The video and audio parts within it can be compressed using many different codecs. For example you could compress the video using MJPEG and the audio using MP3. If you don't have the necessary codecs installed on your system, you may get sound/no video, video/no sound or nothing at all.

I work with AVIs all the time (on the PC) for editing. They work perfectly. If an AVI doesn't work, it means you don't have the necessary codecs installed, the download didn't complete or the AVI wasn't encoded properly.

This post was modified by rgs_uk on 2004-06-11 00:28:59

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Poster: nlite10 Date: Jun 11, 2004 3:15am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: AVI file format: what th...?

Of course AVIs work perfectly on a PC. It is it's native video format. We were refering to viewing AVIs on a Mac. Not raw AVIs, because raw AVIs are easily swappable to a Mac from a PC. There are all kinds of problems inherent to AVI files that are compressed using a lossy codec. Forget about WMA, WMV or ASF files... they're crap. An AVI's Quality is inferior to that of Quicktime MOV files. A Divx AVI is pretty good though. You can use Discreet Cleaner to transcode an AVI to a MOV using any codec you have installed. Even PC users should make a habit of using Quicktime.

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Poster: AppleGirl Date: Jun 11, 2004 4:34pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Thank you, nlite10

Thanks for the link to Video LAN Client, it truly is an amazing piece of software! It opened and played the video portion of this movie perfectly on my PowerBook. (No audio, but when I went to various other sites and found the same movie posted, no audio there either in WMP: "unsupported codec.") I'm guessing that this is kind of a sloppy file, since I had no problems seeing AND hearing other AVI files that I've collected using VLC.

Thank you again nLite10, for a brilliant little software program!

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Poster: packerfaner Date: May 13, 2013 11:44pm
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Thank you, nlite10

I think you can also convert avi to a more common format like mov
http://www.ilikemall.com/how-to/convert-avi-to-mov-mac.html

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Poster: nlite10 Date: Jun 12, 2004 3:16am
Forum: opensource_movies Subject: Re: Thank you, nlite10

Very welcome ... Happy movie viewing. =)

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